June 26, 2006
Ok, so all last week we are subject to a debate over Iraq where the GOP clings to the notion that withdrawing from Iraq equals "cut and run", "surrender" and "cowardice." But it came out over the weekend that the pentagon has a plan to start drawing down US troops in Iraq. So how on earth is this not "cut and run?" Just for added punch, the Iraqi government announced a plan for National reconciliation that included US troop withdrawal. This has got to be the most surreal political argument in history. Everyone is for getting out of Iraq. Everyone. Yet somehow we keep having this argument. The GOP is trying salvage some political juice out of the wreckage. They figure that if they just call the Democrats "cowards" enough times no one will notice that the administration is planning to do exactly what the Democrats are advocating.